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Can/do mindfulness, meditation, or other dharma practices help you deal with or manage your diabetes better? This is our sangha; take refuge. Namaste.

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Meditation... direct "D" effects?

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Stuart Aug 19, 2011. 3 Replies

Asana for Balanced Blood Sugars?

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Comment by Santiago Jimenez on August 12, 2011 at 6:46am
Comment by Santiago Jimenez on August 12, 2011 at 6:46am
Comment by Acquafortis on August 30, 2010 at 7:44am
@caprifoglio: you might say you are spiritual but nor religious....Yes my kinesiologist suggested meditation due to my so so dominating analytical self...I am a virgo and I am not always forgiving as regards myself (and others). According to Chinese medicine spleen/pancreas is the site of control....diabetes becomes the physical manifestation of this control gone to far. Meditation helps to surrender a bit of that control.
No I do not have a specific set time although I prefer early morning before every hectic thing starts happening but then if I have to already wake up early for work I am not going to stress further myself to wake up earlier to practice meditation.
Reading on one of your posts you said your mother is Italian and you married in an Irish family; well dear you have chosen for yourself quite a heavy dose of religion. No wonder you go bizerk at the mention of it.
Do you have twitter?
Comment by caprifoglio on August 30, 2010 at 7:20am
Thanks, Aquafortis. It is good to know that I'm not alone in being religious without a religion. That's the thing with me too, I'm all for spirituality, but I balk at more dogma. I'll try what you suggest. It's quiet and reflection that I'm looking for, but not with my analytical self (which is indeed dominating! :) ). Thanks again for your feedback. Oh yes, do you have a set time of day that you meditate?
Comment by Acquafortis on August 30, 2010 at 4:13am
@caprifolgio You do not sound weird at all to me. My meditation has no religious connotation. My meditation simply consists in finding myself a quite place, light a candle, put some pine or essential oil and switch off all electronic equipement.
Then I decide the topic of the meditation, which could be anything. Something that I can't deal about, my BG levels, work, anger or simply giving thanks for my existence or asking for guidance.
I usually refer to the energy of the Universe...keeps me in a neutral zone but connects back my spiritually which has suffered badly when I choose not to be part of the Catholic church (and I come from a very very catholic family full of nuns and priests).
I was very skeptic initially but now I look forward to my daily session. It is a time devoted to myself and my being here in this world.
Comment by caprifoglio on August 29, 2010 at 12:50pm
I know this might sound weird but I am looking for a kind of meditation that is not too heavy on religion. I grew up Catholic, but I'm "lapsed." I studied Buddhism in college as part of the East Asian Studies program I majored in, and I've always been interested in religions. But I have a hard time dealing with meditation practices which push one toward believing in one philosophy or another. Being raised in one religion was enough for me. Does anyone have any suggestions for practices that are not too heavy on the "join us" philosophy?
Comment by Dalice on August 27, 2010 at 3:29pm
Did I really just see the OM symbol on the group list of a diabetes site!?! I often feel completely alone as someone who tries to carry the yogic path into my approach to life including diabetes. I am so thrilled and can't wait to meet you all!! Namaste, Dalice
Comment by Acquafortis on August 27, 2010 at 1:33pm
I am new to meditation. Started in June slowly building the minutes up to 30min. Was recommended to me by my kinesiology. It helps me lower down my BG. When I find it high in the morning I double the dose 30 min x 2.
Thought I was the only one but from what I can see (with pleasure and relief) I am not!!!
Comment by Steve D on June 9, 2010 at 8:30am
Hi y'all! glad to see there is a big njumber of folks who proctice meditation as a threrapy proctice (I truly thought I was the only oone). I have writtent a book on the subject matter, see and the "book" tab, no charge, just leave a comment if you dont mind (on the blog). Thanks!
Comment by D.D. on May 23, 2010 at 11:25am
Mindfullness practice and meditations are very calming for me - when I stay centered and practice conscious breathing my glucose levels even out and I am peaceful. Having beauty around me helps too - being an artist I find beauty in nature (my inspiration...) There are numerous studies of the health benefits of meditation. I am glad to find this group. :))

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